W.Va. DHHR COVID-19 update – Oct. 4


CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of October 4, 2022, there are currently 1,028 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 10 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 7,436 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 57-year old male from Wood County, a 68-year old female from Raleigh County, a 78-year old male and 71-year old female from Cabell County, a 65-year old male from McDowell County, a 42-year old male from Taylor County, an 85-year old male from Kanawha County, a 71-year old male from Summers County, a 66-year old male from Upshur County and a 56-year old female from Nicholas County. 

“We are saddened by the loss of more West Virginians and send our deepest sympathies,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “Let’s help prevent further deaths by staying current on COVID-19 vaccines and boosters.”

Current active cases per county: Barbour (13), Berkeley (66), Boone (14), Braxton (4), Brooke (13), Cabell (71), Calhoun (2), Clay (1), Doddridge (3), Fayette (19), Gilmer (4), Grant (4), Greenbrier (18), Hampshire (7), Hancock (13), Hardy (4), Harrison (59), Jackson (7), Jefferson (37), Kanawha (66), Lewis (9), Lincoln (12), Logan (21), Marion (47), Marshall (16), Mason (12), McDowell (6), Mercer (56), Mineral (16), Mingo (13), Monongalia (47), Monroe (10), Morgan (10), Nicholas (15), Ohio (19), Pendleton (5), Pleasants (2), Pocahontas (8), Preston (18), Putnam (28), Raleigh (56), Randolph (15), Ritchie (2), Roane (6), Summers (6), Taylor (14), Tucker (4), Tyler (6), Upshur (9), Wayne (30), Webster (2), Wetzel (4), Wirt (1), Wood (49), Wyoming (29). To find the cumulative cases per county, please visit coronavirus.wv.gov and look on the Cumulative Summary tab which is sortable by county.

West Virginians ages 6 months and older are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination. All individuals ages 6 months and older should receive a primary series of vaccination, the initial set of shots that teaches the body to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19. Those ages 5-11 years are recommended to get an original (monovalent) booster shot when due, and those ages 12 years and older are recommended to get an Omicron booster shot (bivalent) at least two months after completing their primary series.

Visit the W.Va. COVID-19 Vaccination Due Date Calculator, a free, online tool that helps individuals figure out when they may be due for a COVID-19 shot, making it easier to stay up to date on COVID-19 vaccination. To learn more about COVID-19 vaccines, or to find a vaccine, visit vaccines.gov, vaccinate.wv.gov or call 1 (833) 734-0965. Please visit the COVID-19 testing locations page to locate COVID-19 testing near you.

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